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Robert LeRoy Yates
""Big Guy""

08/18/1929 - 03/16/2020

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Robert L. Yates joined his beloved wife Georgia on March 16, 2020. Bob was born August 18, 1929 in Salt Lake City, UT to Rea Peterson and David Roy Yates. He married Georgia Reeves on June 21, 1950.

Bob proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1948-1952 on the USS Pine Island. Amongst other places, Bob worked for the State Tax Commission and the Salt Lake County Assessor offices, before elected the Salt Lake County Assessor for two terms from 1987-1994.

Bob ‘loved’ to work in his woodshop, and relaxing at their cabin in Scofield, UT. It was there, that he taught many not only how to fish but how to clean their own fish as well.

Bob leaves behind his three children David (Carol) of Riverton, UT, Rhea (Jim) Hyde of Murray, UT, and Steven (Yvette) of Minden, NV; five grandchildren Cindy (Rick) Tanner of Riverton, UT, Chris (Katey) Hyde of Aurora, CO, Jeff (Melissa) Hyde of St. George, UT, Justin Yates of Minden, NV, Samantha Yates of Minden, NV; and 11 great-grandchildren. Bob is preceded in death by his loving wife Georgia; parents; grandson Troy Yates; and great-granddaughter Holly Yates.

Bob was able to spend the final days in his home due to special caregivers, and the family would like to express their gratitude towards Tera Babcock, Michelle Lee, Christy Nielson and Tracie Busch. Thanks to Canyon Hospice for their care during the last month.

A “special” thank you to Christy Nielson for adopting Bob’s 4-legged buddy, Rocky.

Private graveside services will be held due to current health regulations. Bob will be laid to rest next to his wife at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy.

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  • It has been my greatest honor to be part of Bob’s life the past few years. He was kind, funny and endearing in his gruff way, we would chat and he would tell me all his stories of how he meet his wife, of his children , Grand children and especially his wonderful daughter Reaha. He told many funny tails of his years in the Navy. I came to Love Bob as if he was my own father, and in many ways they were very similar. I will miss him, with all my Heart and remember him fondly, He is now with his true love and looking over his loved ones always.

    I wish all his Family and Friends my deepest condolences and my Love,
    Thank you for letting me be part of your family and considered a friend, Rocky will be well loved and spoiled,

    All My Love
    Christy Neilson

    — Christy Neilson
  • Dear family I just read Bob’s obituary. It is beautifully written. He was a great man. I know how much you loved him and he was someone to be very proud of. I know Phil will be happy to see him. You were a great support to me when I lost Phil. You attended his funeral and sent the beautiful flowers for him. I am grateful to all of you and your friendship over the years.. I love you, Caroline.

    — Caroline Palmer
  • Dave, Carol and Family
    Was so sorry to read of Dave’s dad passing.
    We send our love and prayers to all of you

    Carl & June

    — Carl & June Lubeck

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